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Clinical Nurse Specialist (Infection Prevention & Control)

Cowper Care is inviting applications for the position of Clinical Nurse Specialist – Infection Prevention & Control.

The appointee will undertake the role and responsibilities of this position and assist the Head of Services – Care in line with the Health Act 2007, related regulations and standards published by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

JOB PURPOSE:

Reporting to the Head of Services – Care, the Clinical Nurse Specialist – Infection Prevention & Control will manage the activities of the Infection Prevention & Control programme and provide professional / clinical leadership in the designated area(s) of responsibility and deputise for a Care Manager if required. The post holder will lead a Rapid Intervention Team within our Group in the event of a Covid-19 or other infectious outbreak. There is an element of weekend working, on-call and travel within the greater Dublin area involved in this post.
EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a registered nurse on, (or eligible to be on) the live register of nurses maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, NMBI.
Must have (within the last 6 years) a minimum 5 years’ post registration nursing experience, with relevant experience in the specialist area.
Must have nursing experience to include experience in a nursing management post or posts in an acute hospital / relevant healthcare setting.
Must have a Post Graduate (Level 9) clinical qualification in Infection Prevention & Control and should have a Post-registration qualification in healthcare management or equivalent or be prepared to acquire same within a defined time frame.
Experience of working in a JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited facility and an understanding of that process would be an advantage  
An excellent remuneration package will be provided to the successful candidate including the provision of continuing professional development.

Skills:

Elderly care, Infection Prevention & Control, Nursing

Benefits:

Pension
Healthcare Wellbeing
Dublin